Kemono Friends' New App Game is 'Kemono Friends Pavilion'
posted on by Karen Ressler
Bushiroad announced on Monday that the title of its new Kemono Friends mobile app game is Kemono Friends Pavilion. In addition, the company announced a new app titled "Kemono Friends Alarm," and opened a teaser website revealing that both apps are slated for 2017.
In "Kemono Friends Alarm," the characters from the Kemono Friends franchise will notify the user of the time. The app will feature new voice recordings and some game-like content.
Bushiroad announced in April that it planned to release a new smartphone game this summer. Unlike the previous smartphone game released before the anime, the new smartphone game will be themed around the anime. Bushiroad said at the time that the smartphone game is the first in the franchise's "Project G" game relaunch plans, and the anime cast later revealed that multiple game projects were in the works.
Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Nexon announced in February that the original game app would not return despite the anime's popularity, although a spokesperson for Nexon later stated that the return of the smartphone app "is possible." Then, the Kemono Friends Official Guide Book 2 book confirmed last month that at least a new game is in development for the franchise.
The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1." Kemono Friends is also getting a new stage play and a "new screen project" (separate from "episode 12.1"). An official guidebook for the anime confirmed that a second season is in the works but it "will take some time."
Source: IT Media